The Daily Gamecock

Homecoming to be themed "The Cockiest Show on Earth"

The Homecoming Executive Board got a head start on homecoming festivities this year and announced next year’s theme Wednesday.

The theme for the next homecoming is “The Cockiest Show on Earth,” which will be a vintage circus. Popcorn and cotton candy were handed out to passersby on Greene Street to promote the theme.

This year’s homecoming will be held from Oct. 11 through Oct. 18.

“It is kind of like a ‘Water for Elephants’ circus, not the modern-day circus,” first-year visual communications student Melissa Bugeski said.

The homecoming board has just 12 members, while the Homecoming Commission has several students that help with various events during Homecoming.

“We have a lot of new events this year,” Bugeski said, “All of us are really excited about homecoming.”

The board spent a few days throwing out ideas for the theme like “The Great Gatsby” and various throwback themes, before they eventually narrowed it down to their pick.

“This year, we are going to integrate more decorations, so students really understand the theme and use it in all of the events,” third-year public relations student Kayla Alexander said.